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neil/lehrer productions >> ifill: supreme court justices weighed a challenge to an arizona law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we talk to marcia coyle about today's court arguments, and ask about the broader implications for other immigration laws. >> ifill: then we turn to the banking crisis in cyprus, as european union leaders called for a tax on savings accounts, prompting a drop in global stocks. >. it's outright theft. >> woodruff: jeffrey brown kicks off a week of stories about the middle east, starting with israel's new governing coalition sworn into office today. >> ifill: paul solman reports on older workers in academic institutions, professors in the classroom long past age 65. >> am i keeping track of jobs? yes. that's okay. as long as i'm a good teacher, that's what's important. >> woodruff: and we examine the republican national committee's call for a new direction for the g.o.p., a road map hoping for a rebound in 2016 and beyond. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight
jack dalyrymple. he opposes abortion, but has not said whether he would sign the bill into law. gay marriage has picked up a pminent new supporter, senator roportmaofhio. it makes him t onlrepublican in the u.s. senate to take that position. portman explained his change of heart in "the columbus dispatch". he said it began two years ago, when his college-age son told his family that he is gay. wall street backed up a bit as the week ended. that ended a ten-day winning streak by the dow jones industrial average-- its longest in 17 years. the dow industrial average lost 25 points to close at 14,514. the nasdaq fell nearly 10 points to close at 3,249. for the week, the dow gained ju under 1%. the nasdaq rose a tenth of a percent. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: thousands of activists gathered this week for one of the conservative movement's biggest events. "newshour" congressional corresspondent kwame holman was there. >> reporter: for four decades the conservative political action conference known as "c- pac" has served as a barometer for rep
efforts are und wayn bo the house and senate to overhaul u.s. immigration laws. today speaker of the house john boehner called the house version a "pretty reasonable solution." the number of americans dying from alzheimer's disease has increased by 68% in the last decade. according to the alzheimer's association, one in three seniors have some form of dementia when they die, and the disease accelerates the progression of other life- threatening conditions. because alzheimer's has no cure or treatment to slow symptoms, a growing elderly population means dementia mortality rates will only continue to rise. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: pope francis formally took office today with a special mass and ceremonies. we begin with a report from james mates of independent television news in rome. >> it was among the ordinary pilgrims to st. peter's that pope francis started his day. it is common now for a pope to kiss babies-- less so for them to get out of the popemobile and walk over to give a blessing to a disabled person. inauguration mass at st. peter's
now from wall street to washington. this week, law makers are working toward a measure that keeps the government up past next wednesday that's when current funding runs out. but the real budget battle over long-term spending cuts continues. >> republicans and democrats in washington are still fighting over taxes and spending but they've agreed to keep the fight under control. house already passed a bill to keep the government running past the end of this month. now the senates preparing to do the same thing and there, the two parties aren't far apart on the details. >> we've con ens didded the number of amendments being talked about seriously. i commend them and their staff through all of their efforts. >> i spoke with them this morning. they've yet to reach an agreement. >> but the gap remains huge for a long-term plan for bringing government spending and revenue inline. >> they'll rede the entitlement programs but only if republicans agree to tax hikes and jepd speaker john boehner said the house's answer to that is no. >> the president got his tax heights on january 1st. the ta
the president's gnate health care law. in addition the plan convers medicaid to a block grant to the states and reduces its federal funding share. ryan also proposed, as he has in the past, transforming medicare by giving seniors a fixed amount to purchase traditional program coverage or a private plan. last year's republican vice presidential nominee acknowledged that the plan won't get past senate democrats or president obama. instead, he said, it's an opening bid. >> will the president take everyone of these solutions? probably not. are a lot of these solutions very popular and did we win these arguments in the campaign? some of think so. and so what we're saying is here's our offer. here's our vision. eiras how we propose to balance the budget and grow the economy, repair the safety net, save medicare. >> reporter: be democrats quickly charged that ryan's math, especially on taxes, does not add up. he would eliminate most deductions and lower tax rates. white house spokesman jay carney said ryan asks nothing from the wealthy to help cut the deficit. >> there is no way to do that in a re
the president is trying to gut the 1996 welfare reform law. last summer, the white house said it would grant waivers, if states can meet welfare-to-work goals by other means. so far, no state has applied for a waiver. the house bill is not expected to pass the democratic- controlled senate. a juvenile court in steubenville, ohio today opened a rape trial that's drawn international attention. the two defendants are high school football players, ages 16 and 17. they're accused of raping a 16- year-old girl last august. social media postings have fueled claims that other students should have been charged and that police under- played the incident to protect the football team. the police have denied it. in china, authorities near shanghai pulled hundreds more dead pigs from a river that provides drinking water to the city. in all, they've found more than 6,600 pig carcasses in the water since friday. officials say the dead animals mayave been dumped swine farms upstream. the shanghai city government said it is monitoring water quality, and that so far, there is no sign of contamination. on wall
six years in power with the pope. he spearheaded the opposition to her bill which became law in 2010 which became marriage. there's been a distant relationship ever since then. >> brown: briefly, hugh, if you could, finally how does that pla out. you started to talk a little bit about argentina, it's a catholic country but more liberal socially. how does the -- what is the role of the dlurj these days? how is it seen? >> well, if you ask the average argentine are you catholic the answer is absolutely yes. but not that many people go toll church here? they don't go to mass on sundays. you don't see huge crowds at mass. other countries in latin america colombia, mexico, central america, are countries where you see a much bigger presence day to day of the catholic church so keep in mind this is the land of evita. this is a place -- this is a country a little bit of populism goes a long way and the fact that he's taking the subway to work. the fact that he's a rankaround file soccer fan is going to bridge the gap. it shows a certain amount of political skill on his part that he knows tha
laws. i begin my conversation with the man who coined the phrase "irrational exuberance" in 1996, by asking whether we're anywhere close to that giddy spirit right now. >> nowhere close. the characteristics of what has been going on recently are actually more related to the removal of various types of what we call mor areas of uncertainty, and the so-called tail risk, meaning the risks that are very unlikely to happen. but if they do, they have a very large impact. europe has been hanging over the american markets now for quite a while. and the removal of that risk, at least temporarily, i think it is only temporary, has enabled the underlying forces of the market to begin to come into vision. and what those forces are, are the deep-seated exceptional discounting that is going on of stocks to a point where so-called equity premiums are virtually the highest level in history. that means that it is very difficult to get the stock market to go down significantly from here. >> so you think, then, that earnings aren't as big a significant contributor to where stock prices are, the fed
you. >> rose: nato is due to publish a handbook this week to apply international law to the realm of cyber conflict. it seeks to protect civilian targets such as hospitals and schools in a full blown cyber warfare. follows reporting which has linked the chinese military to u.s. government and corporate computer network. chie these government officials have strong nied the cims. meanwhilthe unedtate have established a new cyber command led by general keith alexander. he testified before the arms services committee last week. this is an offensive team that the defense department would use to defend the nation if it were attacked in cyber space. joining me now from washington to discuss the developing battle ground david sanger of the "new york times." welcome. >> great to be back with you. >> tell me why security experts are saying this has become if not our biggest national security threat th one erging wi the most concern for them. >> well it's certainly our newest and it may be among the urge else as it's an issue of consider debate. it's urgent because there are cyber attacks on
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